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Why buy vintage this Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, whether we like it or not! The adverts are on TV, festive lights are being switched on and (finally!) the weather has turned COLD … it.is.winter and the quicker we come to terms with this the … Continue reading

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All about antique and vintage jewellery

Here’s a lovely blog from George Tarratt all about the ins and outs of antique and vintage jewellery, a fab little read (especially before xmas if you’re planning on an extra special pressie!) ——————————— There’s no denying that pieces of period … Continue reading

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The 1940s home

Ever fancied injecting some 40s style into your living room, then Ria has put this lovely piece together for you to give you some inspiration and a few top tips for a 1940s home! ————- The 1940s was a decade … Continue reading

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Top ten vintage wedding fair tips!

As a bride to be I often find my mind drifting off to wedding land … THE dress, the flowers, the hair … even down to the shoes (and I’m not really a shoe person, believe it or not!) So … Continue reading

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Tickton Grange Hotel

It has to be said we’re two very lucky ladies when it comes to reviews for our blog! Back in August we both got to experience the wonderful Tickton Grange over near Beverley in East Yorkshire. (and yes, it really … Continue reading

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A guide to vintage wedding transport

We’re so thrilled to have the lovely Sophie from Vintage Wedding Day blogging for us this week on all things vintage wedding transport! Over to you Sophie… —————————- So you’re thinking of having a vintage wedding…You’ve found the venue, searched … Continue reading

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Ox Pasture Hall Country Hotel

We’ve been dying to write this blog on the lovely Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, and finally, now we’ve both been to sample it’s delights, here it is! Set in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors National Park – (and boy is … Continue reading

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Russell and Brown’s Step by Step Vintage Hair Tutorial

Our fab friends over at Russell and Brown’s Vintage Hair have kindly adapted a super vintage hair tutorial on the perfect vintage hair style for any summer shin dig especially for you lovely lot – fascinators at the ready? LETS … Continue reading

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How to throw a vintage tea party

WOW It’s July! How on Earth did that happen? But the sun is shining and you can leave the house without a coat! Always a great feeling. But with holidays and festivals to save up for you might be left … Continue reading

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Vintage festival fashion

Glastonbury is over for yet another year! (Boooo) BUT for those of us who have yet to dig out the wellies for the festival season, let’s have a look at what the uber hip wore to this year’s festival at … Continue reading

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Our big vintage weekend at Scampston Hall – the vintage festival review!

Well, do excuse us if we sit down for a few months – phew! Our big vintage weekend over at the glorious Scampston Hall was a roaring success and we’d like to start off by thanking absolutely everyone who was … Continue reading

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A guide to a super vintage magazine – VandOak!

We’ve been a bit behind recently on blogs due to our ever so busy May schedule (and a little holiday for good measure) but we’re back today with a super blog by the lovely Ana at V&Oak Magazine who will … Continue reading

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A to Z of Vintage Beauty tips

Vintage beauty comes in an array of styles, sizes and shapes! So this week our intern Alex has done us proud and created our very own A-Z of vintage beauty tips for us modern day ladies! ————— When your favourite … Continue reading

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A guide to vintage

Joe loves to blog and he’s at it again today … this time he’s looked into a guide to vintage – is that dress REALLY vintage? Ready…steady…GO JOE! There are many reasons why vintage lovers love what they do, and … Continue reading

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Male movie icons!

We love a good blog, so when we can combine blogs with a bit of male swooning then we’re happy at BDV! Today Joe talks ‘Men in the Movies’ – a pretty educational yet swoon-worthy blog we say! ———– Old … Continue reading

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The Vintage Holiday!

Recently we’ve asked one of our lovely interns Alex to delve into the UK vintage holiday scene and to come up with some super cool suggestions on where to holiday ‘vintage style’! ————— It doesn’t seem like more than 2 … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks for Vintage Traders

We often get asked by our vintage traders for tips and advice to get the most out of our vintage fairs. From stall layout to what stock to bring it can be a real mind field for vintage traders starting … Continue reading

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Spotlight on mens vintage fashion!

We have some fab interns with us and today Joe has written a funky piece for you lovely men out there on mens vintage fashion – we just love his style of writing! ————————– Over the last week or so, … Continue reading

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Lets Upcycle!

We love receiving brilliant blogs from our traders – today’s lovely upcycle blog is written by the lovely Michaela from Miss Chaela Boo and is all about how to create a vintage inspired tea cup pin cushion! We love! ———————————– I … Continue reading

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Vintage inspired … a modern twist on vintage!

Vintage isn’t always pre 1989 – on today’s blog Gina delves into the vintage inspired look and talks all things Orla Kiely! Take it away Gina… If my bank balance was a little healthier, I assure you, my wardrobe would … Continue reading

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Vintage homes and housewives!

We at Britain Does Vintage are forever chatting about all things vintage, and recently our conversations have been dominated by cute vintage homewares, vintage linens, upcycling and gorgeous kitchenalia! With this in mind our new intern, Gabi, has conjured up … Continue reading

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A Very Vintage Reading List

Every house should have a selection of pretty coffee table reads. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, from stunning fashion to interiors and baking. Vintage lovers should definitely get their hands on some of these beautiful – and informative … Continue reading

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Create your own shabby chic furniture!

Good afternoon vintage lovers! This week Gina has been getting creative with some DIY-ing…..here’s your step to step guide on how to create that super cool shabby chic look! Shabby Chic has been associated with us vintage loving lot for … Continue reading

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We love a vintage wedding!

Love is in the air – so we couldn’t not blog about all things vintage and LOVE-ly! Here’s Gina’s tips on how to plan a gorgeous vintage inspired wedding! ————————— So you want to go for a vintage wedding? Great. … Continue reading

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50s full skirts are back!

As we all know, fashion regularly runs full circle, and the full skirt is no exception! Here’s our lovely Gina’s take on the full skirt and how to wear it! ————————- One of the 2014 trends us vintage ladies are … Continue reading

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Nothing like a good vintage accessory!

We love a good vintage accessory – the pearls, the jewels, the sparkle, it’s every girls dream! So today we’ve welcomed Gabi into our fold who will be doing some work experience with us over the coming weeks. Gabi’s blog … Continue reading

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Vintage stole the show

We’ve handed the blog over again to our lovely Gina, who’s had her eye on the red carpet recently…here’s her take on the A Lists at the Grammys ! The 56th Grammy Awards have taken place and no, we are … Continue reading

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Vintage at the Oscars!

Lets talk vintage and Oscars! Here’s another lovely blog by our fab girls Emma and Gina, good work gals! In 1927 The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences made the bold decision to reward the best movie, director and actor … Continue reading

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Sale Shopping Vintage Style

Happy New Year from us at Britain Does Vintage! We hope you’ve shrugged off 2013 and are ready for a fantastic 2014, we know we are!  2014 sees us welcome a lovely new member of team, Gina (the fabby author … Continue reading

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A vintage Christmas check list

Last week we welcomed our lovely intern – Emma, who has come all the way from Italy (Milan, of all places!) to learn about event management and work at Britain Does Vintage HQ until Feb 2014! So Emma has written … Continue reading

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The Christmas jumper – vintage style

It’s Christmas. The air is getting nippy, your summer clothes are smiling sympathetically at you from the back of your wardrobe, and you can feel the warm, cosy pull of knitwear. I’m talking about the kind of knitwear that borderline … Continue reading

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Student budget cooking – the parallels to wartime rationing!

Following our recent Vintage Fair at York University, The Barefoot Baker, (Natasha O’Neill), was inspired by the constraints of the dreaded student budget cooking and its parallels to wartime rationing. Her retro, purse-friendly meals will certainly be gracing our plates … Continue reading

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A vintage kinda love! Dating tips for vintage lovers!

As we approach that magical time of year we thought we’d offer some tips to our lovely single vintage lovers out there, who are looking for love over the Christmas period! These tips have been offered by the lovely Miss … Continue reading

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A very vintage Halloween

At Britain Does Vintage, we’re big, BIG, fans of Halloween… Maybe it’s the dressing up or maybe it’s the sweets…we just know we love it. Guest Blogger, Natasha O’Neill, has got our sweet teeth all in a tizz with her … Continue reading

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Where to find your perfect vintage wedding dress

At BDV we are of the opinion that romance is best epitomized when represented by vintage fashion. To date many brides-to-be, hoping to commemorate their love in style, rightly seek vintage wedding dresses, understanding that an item as special and … Continue reading

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Vintage and Retro Sweets – The Best of!

Traditional sweet shops are a fantastic childhood dream, inspired by films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that feature the most amazing old fashioned sweet shops, all oozing character and charm. These sweet shops hold a special place in … Continue reading

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Our guide on Vintage Weddings

Due to get married soon and don’t want to go down the traditional route? Fear not, there’s solution. Why not try out a vintage style wedding? Whilst being both elegant and classy, it’s something completely different from your average, every … Continue reading

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A vintage guide to France

So we’ve been rather quite recently on the blog due to working extensively on other parts of the business so today we thought we would treat you with a lovely blog from Alice at The Deco Press. Alice has put … Continue reading

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Lets talk ‘Vintage Gramophones’

As the fourth series of Downton Abbey is being filmed in Oxfordshire we thought it would be rather fitting to highlight and cover the World of vintage gramophones – and who other than the lovely Gramophone DJ’s from Darlington would … Continue reading

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Vintage Wedding Flowers

Say hello to our very first guest, wedding blogger Rachel Petheram from Catkin Flowers, who has been listed by the Independent as one of the 50 Best Florists (what a fabulous accolade!) Lincolnshire based Rachel is also a feature writer … Continue reading

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Charlie Brear

We’re all giddy here at Britain Does Vintage, as not only is Charlie Brear (formally the Vintage Wedding Dress Company) having a sample sale (which is hot off the press!!), but we have an interview with the brands creative director, Charlie … Continue reading

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How to tell If my dress is vintage

Ever wanted to know if something really is vintage? Well our Laura has gone to town (this is a super long, highly informative read so bag your spot on the sofa for this one guys!) to create a ‘know how’ … Continue reading

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Royal Baby Watch reaches boiling point

Amidst the UK’s first heat wave for 5 years, (well it feels like that at least), the topic of conversation seems to be ‘when is Kate going to pop?’ With the likes of Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall and … Continue reading

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Anyone for Tennis?

The sun is shining, the bbq has been cleaned and Wimbledon is drawing to a close. Today is the first day we’ve sat outside and worked, long overdue – yes, but it finally feels like summer (and the phone says … Continue reading

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National Vintage Awards – What To Wear!

So you’ve probably heard on the grapevine that we’ve recently been shortlisted as finalists for two National Vintage Awards (wahoo). Now as much as we’re excited to potentially be picking up an award or two (touch wood, but we have … Continue reading

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Scampston Does Vintage

Bunting was flying high, the smell of fish and chips was in the air and sounds of greats; including Sinatra and Holiday echoed in the grounds. The rumours that Scampston Hall was the place to be on Sunday 9th June … Continue reading

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Scampston Does Vintage preview

This Sunday sees our first ever vintage festival, something we have been wanting to do for over a year but these things take time, what with finding the perfect venue down to having the staff to help. Fortunately over the … Continue reading

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The pin up style – how to get the look!

Ever fancied creating the perfect pin up look? Well fear not … the lovely folks from Corsets UK have only gone and shown us how to transform yourself into the perfect 50’s doll! Along with the pristine 50s housewife fashion we’re … Continue reading

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Gatsby Fever!

This fabulous insight into the 1920s was written by one of our lovely, lovely interns, Beth Elenor. Read on to see what a great job she did! (Please feel free to comment at the bottom of the post, we’d love … Continue reading

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Crochet on the Catwalk

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, one of the main reasons why we love our job is because we get to meet some really lovely and talented folk. Ruby from Frank on Olive has kindly written this … Continue reading

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